Balakot Air Strike

Balakot Air Strike: The Indian Air Force early Tuesday morning destroyed a major terror training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot, Pakistan. Several terror trainers and suicide bombers were killed in the attack that lasted just eight minutes. The air strike comes days after 40 CRPF jawans were killed in a suicide car attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. Here's our on-going coverage of the air strike.

Balakot Air Strike News

Pakistan shutting its airspace is their problem, India never stopped flight operations: Air Force chief

"They (Pakistan) have closed their airspace that is their problem. Our economy is vibrant and air traffic is a very important part. You have noticed that the Air Force has never stopped our civil air traffic," Dhanoa said.

Pakistan extends airspace ban along its eastern border with India till June 28

Pakistan had fully shut its airspace in February after an Indian Air Force strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot. The country opened its airspace for all flights except for New Delhi, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur on March 27.


After PM Modi's air snub, Pakistan ready to open airspace 'specifically' for him

"The Government of India had explored two options for the route to be taken by the VVIP Aircraft to Bishkek. A decision has now been taken that the VVIP Aircraft will fly via Oman, Iran and Central Asian countries on the way to Bishkek," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

India requests Pakistan to let PM Modi's flight pass through its airspace

Pakistan had fully closed its airspace on February 26 after an Indian Air Force (IAF) strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot. Since then, it has only opened two routes, both of them pass through southern Pakistan, of the total 11.

Balakot airstrike: Action against terror took place in Kashmir, not in Pakistan, says Sharad Pawar

Pawar noted that the public used to like when Modi, during his poll campaign and rallies, said his government would enter the houses of enemies and kill them. He also claimed that the "attacks that had taken place did not happen in Pakistan, but in Kashmir. And Kashmir is a part of India".

Pakistan extends airspace closure on Indian border to June 14

Pakistan closed its airspace in February after a suicide attack by a Pakistan-based militant group (Jaish-e-Muhammed) in Kashmir’s Pulwama district led to aerial bombing missions on each other's soil and a fighter dogfight.


Maharashtra Lok Sabha elections: Nationalism trumps drought in Marathwada

Across these regions, where mitigation measures to tackle a grave water and fodder scarcity had barely begun during the election campaign, BJP leaders had run a campaign almost entirely on issues of national security, the Pulwama attack and the Balakot airstrike.

Gujarat: Where Campaigner Modi delivered as well as Candidate Modi

The BJP which was also unsure of capturing all 26 seats, saw hope two days before polling day on April 21, when Modi did his last address in Patan and invoked the Balakot strike as a victory over terrorism.

No interest in knowing who is at fault: Father of IAF officer killed in Budgam crash

The former banker said that he was informed by IAF officials within two days of the incident that the crash could have been a result of friendly fire.

Akhilesh Yadav interview: 'I had said even if I have to walk two steps behind (BSP), I will do it. This is a gathbandhan for the future'

Akhilesh Yadav interview: "There is nothing special about the BJP. They have only cheated the country. When the BJP came to power, the country was under a debt of Rs 35 lakh crore. In the last five years, it has gone up to Rs 70 lakh crore. Where did this Rs 35 lakh crore go?"

Balakot Air Strike Photos

IAF Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials at the Wagah border in Punjab. Abhinandan's parents — his father, an IAF veteran — had traveled to Amritsar from Chennai this morning to receive him on arrival

India rejects Pakistan’s F-16 denial, shows proof: See photos

AMRAAM missiles allow a fighter pilot to target an enemy aircraft that is beyond visual range, in day or night, and in all weather conditions.